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Jin Gui

Postby Poohblah » Jul 17th, '10, 00:18

Has anybody had Jin Gui? I opened up a 25g bag from Jing Tea Shop today. It is not bad in my opinion. Like a light TGY but fuller in body.
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Re: Jin Gui

Postby Chip » Jul 22nd, '10, 23:17

Nope, never had it. Any photos?
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Re: Jin Gui

Postby Poohblah » Jul 23rd, '10, 11:48

Only the one on the vendor website: http://www.jingteashop.com/pd-jing-tea- ... ea-hjg.cfm
I'm not big into taking pictures of tea.
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Re: Jin Gui

Postby Chip » Jul 23rd, '10, 12:30

Ohhh Huang Jin Gui, yes, had some from TeaSpring and surprisingly Adagio.

Pretty decent, but not on the top of my list. Like you said, not on the top of my list.
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Re: Jin Gui

Postby Tead Off » Jul 23rd, '10, 14:10

Poohblah wrote:Has anybody had Jin Gui? I opened up a 25g bag from Jing Tea Shop today. It is not bad in my opinion. Like a light TGY but fuller in body.

Huang Jin Gui is a tea that has an osmanthus flower flavor. It can be quite good as a change from jasmine teas if one likes the very flowery teas.
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Re: Jin Gui

Postby Chip » Jul 23rd, '10, 14:28

Tead Off wrote:
Poohblah wrote:Has anybody had Jin Gui? I opened up a 25g bag from Jing Tea Shop today. It is not bad in my opinion. Like a light TGY but fuller in body.

Huang Jin Gui is a tea that has an osmanthus flower flavor. It can be quite good as a change from jasmine teas if one likes the very flowery teas.

... but it is not technically a scented tea is it, like Jasmine is?
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Re: Jin Gui

Postby entropyembrace » Jul 23rd, '10, 14:30

it shouldn´t be... Huang Jin Gui is a varietal
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Re: Jin Gui

Postby Chip » Jul 23rd, '10, 14:36

entropyembrace wrote:it shouldn´t be... Huang Jin Gui is a varietal

That is what I thought ... I would not have purchased an osmanthus scented tea if it was actually scented in its manufacture. Made that mistake once ... :roll:
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Re: Jin Gui

Postby entropyembrace » Jul 23rd, '10, 15:19

Chip wrote:
entropyembrace wrote:it shouldn´t be... Huang Jin Gui is a varietal

That is what I thought ... I would not have purchased an osmanthus scented tea if it was actually scented in its manufacture. Made that mistake once ... :roll:


Last year Jing Tea Shop sold some long jing they scented with Osmanthus themselves...it was really good! :mrgreen:
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Re: Jin Gui

Postby Chip » Jul 23rd, '10, 16:05

Entropye... wrote:Last year Jing Tea Shop sold some long jing they scented with Osmanthus themselves...it was really good! :mrgreen:

Was that scented with flowers? The Osmanthus Oolong I had may have been scented with "flavoring." I don't remember any flowers and it just tasted cloyingly floral and artificial.

I doubt if I would buy properly scented, but would certainly give it a taste to see what all the hubbub was about. :mrgreen:
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Re: Jin Gui

Postby entropyembrace » Jul 23rd, '10, 16:19

Chip wrote:
Entropye... wrote:Last year Jing Tea Shop sold some long jing they scented with Osmanthus themselves...it was really good! :mrgreen:

Was that scented with flowers? The Osmanthus Oolong I had may have been scented with "flavoring." I don't remember any flowers and it just tasted cloyingly floral and artificial.

I doubt if I would buy properly scented, but would certainly give it a taste to see what all the hubbub was about. :mrgreen:


yes it was with real flowers which they removed after scenting...it was very suble not in your face like jasmine is.
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Re: Jin Gui

Postby teaisme » Jul 23rd, '10, 16:47

I've tried jings Huang Jin Gui before.
It does not seem artificially flavoured and was enjoyable at a good price.
Lighter tasting then I expected but in a good way. Good body too. Simular to a green taiwan oolong but not as complex.
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Re: Jin Gui

Postby Poohblah » Jul 23rd, '10, 17:53

Somehow I missed the Huang in the name of the tea, sorry for the confusion :oops:
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Re: Jin Gui

Postby Tead Off » Jul 24th, '10, 00:08

Terminology: scented can mean different things. You can scent something by proximity like introducing a sachet of jasmine into a tea cannister full of tea. The scent will eventually permeate the tea but no flowers will be found.

I think we are talking about tea which naturally tastes like it is scented with Osmanthus flowers and not with the addition of any kind of flower or flavoring. This is similar to dancong teas which resemble various fruits and flowers. Here in Thailand, Huang Jin Gui is also produced up in the north. It is one of the better teas here if it is prepared well.
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Re: Jin Gui

Postby Tobias » Jul 30th, '10, 13:36

I just tried my 25g sample from Jing and I like it but I prefer TGY.
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